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Explore Health and Human Development

The Health Policy and Administration program in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development is designed to help you understand all aspects of health care.

With courses in the liberal arts, business administration, and health sciences, the undergraduate program in Health Policy and Administration can help you learn how to successfully manage the challenges in the health care industry, one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States.


The HPA major is now offered on five Penn State Campuses—four that provide residential instruction and one that allows you to complete the degree entirely online.

The major gives students a lot of flexibility to select courses that fit their personal and professional goals. However, the flexibility means you bear a major responsibility--together with your faculty mentor and academic adviser--for designing a curriculum (a set of courses) that fits your goals.

Program Locations and Contacts


Patrick Plummer
Olmsted Building, W160

Lehigh Valley

Anita Yuskauskas
2809 Saucon Valley Road

Mont Alto

Michael Doncheski
Conklin Hall, 212

University Park

Caroline Condon-Lewis
604J Donald H. Ford Building

World Campus

Jennifer Deutsch
601G Donald H. Ford Building